2016 Missouri gubernatorial election priciest election in state to date

Jefferson City, MO - The recent race to be Missouri's Chief Executive saw more money received, and spent, than any other gubernatorial election in the Show-Me State.

According to the 30 day after the election reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Governor-elect Eric Greitens  spent a total of $28.7 million. The report also shows the Grietens campaign ended this election cycle with just over $5,000 in outstanding debt, and just under $400,000 in money on hand.

Greitens opponent, Attorney General Chris Koster reported $28.8 million in total receipts, and total expenditures of $24.9 million for the campaign. The Koster campaign still owes just under $33,000 in outstanding debt, and has just over $135,000 in money on hand.

The day before the state's new campaign donation limits went into effect, just about $3.2 million dollars were donated to state candidates. The new limits cap individual donations at $2,600, and $25,000 from a committee.




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